Ben Joslin Visits Perspectives with Stories from Zambia

December 16, 2014

Ben Joslin shared his journey as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia with students of Perspectives Rodney D. Joslin Campus.

On Tuesday, December 16, at Perspectives Charter Schools’ Rodney D. Joslin Campus, Ben led a discussion that introduced the students to his experiences serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. In a general assembly he talked about global health and environmental issues, cross-cultural understanding and the importance of community service. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development.

At Perspectives, real-world, experiential learning opportunities are integrated into classroom curriculum including welcoming visitors with a broad range of skills and professional interests to open the minds of students to the myriad professional possibilities available to them. Through partnerships with museums, businesses and other organizations as host sites for Field Studies, Perspectives develops specific curriculum that prepares students for their learning experiences, building on the 26 principles of the A Disciplined Life eduction model. Combined, these opportunities give students a "big picture" of the world around them and a sense of connectedness to the broader community.